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Senior District Court Judge Lawrence K. Karlton (LKK)

Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on June 5, 1979, to a seat vacated by Thomas J. MacBride; Confirmed by the Senate on July 23, 1979, and received commission on July 24, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1983-1990. Assumed senior status on May 28, 2000.


Columbia Law School, J.D., 1958

Professional Career:

U.S. Army

Civilian legal officer, Sacramento Army Depot

Private practice, Sacramento, California

Judge, Superior Court of California, Sacramento County